Falmouth Week has grown into one of the largest sailing regatta’s in the south west with yachts racing over seven days. There is also a lively programme of shore side events.
This year there will be seven days of handicap/fleet racing for keelboats, multihulls and traditional craft in the waters of Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and the harbour.
The best vantage points for viewing the sailing are: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, St Anthony Head, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Flushing.
Apart from watching the exciting sailing on the water, on the shore there are activities to keep everyone entertained from a marching carnival and a firework display to themed party nights and samba bands. In Events Square there’s a daytime artists and Cornish crafts market as well as free fun for all the family at the “Science in the Square” on Friday, while in the evening you’ll find a great line up of music acts. There are daily live performances on the Prince of Wales pier featuring music, street theatre and dance, you’ll find a local market in the marquee on The Moor and you can take a fascinating guided history walk around Falmouth. Take a trip on the water to watch the evening gig boat racing close at hand or for the more gung-ho show off your athletic side in The Trident Swim Challenge from Gyllynvase Beach. Activities for the kids include free rock pooling sessions and special events at the National maritime Museum, Gyllyngdune Gardens, and Pendennis Castle.